The famed developer of Street Fighter, Lost Planet, and Resident Evilannounced todaythat they've had an incredible fiscal quarter, raking in the profits from hits likeDragon's Dogmaand Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
Unfortunately, Dragon's Dogma didn't sell very well in the United States. However, a very strong showing in Japan helped boost the title into platinum territory, selling over one million copies.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was no slouch either, moving just 450,000 copies despite highly negative reviews. Even in light of the supremely negative critical reaction to RE: ORC, it's surprising to see a brand new IP so thoroughly trounce an established series.
It seems like Capcom has a bright future ahead of them. They've stated that Dragon's Dogma is now an established series, adding another pillar to their already healthy line-up. And with Resident Evil 6 coming up on the horizon on October 6, 2012 these strong sales are very likely to continue. Who knows, maybe they'll even have the resources to put out Street Fighter 5 before the decade is out.
Let's just hope that Capcom sold enough copies of Dragon's Dogma in the West to warrant giving it another try with the sequel.